1. rx74ray's Avatar
    I used to run Snes8x and other emulators on my surface while it was connect to TV and Xbox controller. Now I miss that function.
    I am looking into adding something to the Venue to give it an HDMI output + a free USB port (for Xbox wireless controller transmitter).
    I am avoiding miracast and such tech because it most likely introduces lag and ruins gaming.

    USB 3.0 to HDMI 1080p 1-Port Hub External Video HDMI Adapter with USB pass through (USB32HDEH)
    Micro USB OTG to USB 2.0 Adapter

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    12-11-2013 03:39 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What exactly is your question? Are you asking if the hardware you have pictured is compatible?
    12-13-2013 01:13 AM
  3. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
    What exactly is your question? Are you asking if the hardware you have pictured is compatible?
    No question... more of a status update. rx74ray is just letting us know what his plans are. :)

    I wonder if the fact that the Venue 8 Pro only has USB2 will become a limiting factor in how well this works or what resolution it is able to output for HDMI. While not specifically related to the V8P, I have seen that discussed with other USB3 -> DHMI/DVI output devices elsewhere. Of course, if you're just using it to play some emulators resolution may not be as big of a factor.

    I received one of the Plugable UD-3900 Universal Dock at work this week which also has that video out capability (and more). I have not had a chance to try it out yet but when I do, I'll try to remember to post an update here as it is another option for people looking to accomplish this.

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    In any case... rx74ray, please report back on whether you are successful with this as others may find it helpful.
    12-13-2013 09:44 AM
  4. Guitarpik's Avatar
    Does that HDMI out thing work? I thought we couldn't do that on this tablet at all.
    12-13-2013 03:03 PM
  5. rx74ray's Avatar


    In any case... rx74ray, please report back on whether you are successful with this as others may find it helpful.
    I was looking at this device. it seems very nice, but I think it is a little over kill for my application. UD-3000 is $100.
    I will order the USB to HDMI and OTG cable and see if it works. That costs me $75.
    12-13-2013 06:35 PM
  6. rx74ray's Avatar
    Does that HDMI out thing work? I thought we couldn't do that on this tablet at all.
    It should. it is a USB display adapter.
    12-13-2013 06:38 PM
  7. mpholic's Avatar
    I have a Diamond BVU165LT (USB graphics adaptor) and it works great. I have it set for 1920 x 1080 and the picture is fine. I'm using it right now. Just like having a external monitor for a laptop. Just connected it today so I don't know how it does for games yet. it's output is DVI-D. if you need HDMI buy the BVU165, it comes with HDMI and VGA adapters. The LT is bare and DVI only. I have it connected to a powered USB hub and the Dell's screen shut off so the power drain is very slow. The adapter was $47 and there is a $15 rebate at Newegg.com
    12-14-2013 10:32 AM
  8. rx74ray's Avatar
    I finally got my gear setup. Works nicely. I have been gaming Atari, Nintendo and SEGA games on TV, using XBOX 360 controllers. Here is what you need:

    USB OTG Cable
    Etekcity USB 2.0 to HDMI/DVI/VGA Video Converter Adapter
    Gear Head 4-Port USB 2.0 Powered Triangle Hub
    Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows
    Super Nintendo Emulator
    Atari Emulator
    SEGA Emulator

    Download ROMs (games) from CoolROM.com (assuming you own the games)
    06-03-2014 04:39 PM
  9. Jordan Ham's Avatar
    is there a way i can connect my xbox one controller?
    03-08-2015 03:36 PM

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